NEWS BRIEF: Bowie Eyes EMI Exit, Spotify + Windows 7, Rootmusic Adds, eBay, Songpier& More

Hypebot FaviconDavid Bowie may leave EMI and take his catalog with him. His contract ends in January and he is reportedly in talks with Universal and Sony. (Telegraph)

  • Spotify launched an app for Windows Phone 7 yesterday and announced a series of "Spotify Live" events in London.
  • Rootmusic has added Facebook Likes and Comments for tracks to their BandPages app.
  • Ivan Gavin has been named COO of Universal Republic & Island Def Jam. He held a similar post at RCA.

MORE:

  • eBay has launched eBay.com/Celebrity as a central place for celebrity charity auctions. Early participants include¬† Katy Perry and Cher.
  • Best Buy is closing all its UK megastores, and shifting to smaller stores.
  • Free musician app service Songpier has added video streaming, analytics of views, device types and platforms and multi-artist label accounts.¬†


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